Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities
August 3, 2017
Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.
Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities is a policy forum to be held August 3, 2017, at the Federal Reserve Board's Wilson Conference Center in Washington, D.C. Forum participants will discuss the use of regional food strategies to advance community and economic development goals, including models for collaboration between policymakers, practitioners, and the financial community. Participants will also explore research, policy, and resource gaps that, if addressed, might contribute to the success of regional food systems strategies.
The convening will be hosted by the Federal Reserve Board in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development and the Agricultural Marketing Service. The forum will coincide with the partners' publication of Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities, a book that focuses on regional food systems as a means for enhancing economic opportunity.
While attendance is by invitation, the publication and all materials presented at the forum will be available for download.
Links to Partner Websites
- Community Development department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: https://www.stlouisfed.org/community-development
- U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development and the Agricultural Marketing Service: http://www.rd.usda.gov/ and https://www.ams.usda.gov/